- Stana Luxford Oddie, Senior Conservation Educator, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

“Kenny Ruelland is passionate about all beings, especially reptiles large and small. Kenny has generously volunteered to present to various groups of children for our nature programs for home learners to our nature explorers camp to public programs. It’s conservationist’s like Kenny who inspire change in this world by sharing his heart-felt connection and love for animals. I highly recommend Kenny!”


- Vicki Schmolka, President, Land Conservancy for Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington

"Thank you, Kenny Ruelland, for helping to find and identify reptile and amphibian species on wild properties the Land Conservancy was assessing for possible acquisition. You were a great asset to our team!"

- Brooks Greer, Land Protection Program Manager, Georgian Bay Land Trust

“Kenny Ruelland’s enthusiasm for herpetology and the animals themselves is boundless. Just as importantly for our organization, his talent for actually locating them is remarkable. During one visit to a Georgian Bay Land Trust property, Kenny spotted both a Five-Lined Skink and an Eastern Foxsnake literally within minutes. Kenny and Eric made two of our Baseline studies this summer (2018) successful, and for this alone we are indebted to them.”

- Sharon Isbell, Grade 1-2 Teacher, Loughborough Public School

"This fall we had the pleasure of learning from Kenny and friends about native snakes, salamanders and turtles. He was flexible about teaching at both our school (Loughborough) and our outdoor site (Frontenac Provincial Park). His easy rapport with our primary students and excellent knowledge made his presentation interesting and very informative. The amazing specimens he brought and the care he showed for them was outstanding. We will be including Kenny in our outdoor learning adventures from now on!"